Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

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Biography

Mark Wilson, a 21 year old living in Ottawa Canada released his debut solo recordings in the winter of 2005 titled The Endless Elevator Tour EP. The ep is themed with the easily forgotten issues of societal norms and how it affects us on a personal level. “The lyrics hold a depth, beauty and wisdom rare for a young man of 21.” –Kingston This Week
After a mood setting cello introduction performed by Erika Nielsen (recently performed with Kanye West), the first song Once Upon an October gives the listener a chance to hear Wilson’s unique voice. The second song titled Holland, driven only by a repeating guitar riff, tambourine and synth shows a more personal side of Wilson. The song talks about coming to understand with what it means to have a brother with a learning disability. The Truth Is… is a bare-bone quiet acoustic folk song where Wilson commentates on how people use religion, education and love to blind themselves from reality. Ending the ep is The Waltz in A Flat, which is exactly how it sounds. The waltz includes more cello work by Erika Nielsen and an organ driven finale.
Live performances vary from solo acoustic performances to a full out backing band including cellos, keys, banjo, bass, drums, and pedal-steel guitar.